Official No: 121091    Port and Year:  95th in Hull, 1905

Description: Side trawler, steel; steam screw, coal burning.  Crabber.  Wheelhouse aft.

Crew:  10

Built: Cook, Welton & Gemmel, Beverley, 1905.  (Yard no. 90)

Tonnage: 174 grt  55 net (1905) 68 net (1 Jan 1914.)

Length / breadth / depth (feet): 108.5 / 21.6 / 11.5 

Engine: T3-Cyl. 45 nhp, 9.5 knots; by Amos & Smith, Hull



17 Nov 1905: Hellyers Steam Fishing Co., St. Andrews Dock, Hull.

Manager: Charles Hellyer, St. Andrew's Dock, Hull.


4 Sep 1917: Mrs Elizabeth M. Jones, "Carrighlwyd",  Oswestry, Shropshire.

Manager: Charles Curzon, Docks, Milford.


1920:  The Iago Steam Trawler Co. Ltd, The Works, Milford.

Manager: Edward D. W. Lawford, "Havenhurst", Milford.

14 Dec 1927: Ocean Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, St. Andrew's Dock, Hull.

Manager: George Altoft.

25 Oct 1935:  Robert Walkington, 35 Pharos St., Fleetwood.

Manager: Alexander Keay, Fish Trade Bldgs., Wyre Docks, Fleetwood.


Landed at Milford: 16 Jan 1919 - 17 Nov 1927.


Ariel is a spirit in Shakespeare's Tempest, famous for speed on behalf of his master.

Sep 1914: Requisitioned as a mine-sweeper (no. FY 616) and renamed ARIEL II.

1919 Returned to owners.

1 Aug 1945: Trawled live mine off Isle of Man and delivered it to Douglas for disposal.

2 Aug 1945: Sank following a collision with the 12,000-ton cargo ship BENLEDI in thick fog S by W of the Chicken Rock Light, Calf of Man. The ten crewmen abandoned the stricken trawler, were picked up by a lifeboat lowered by the BEN LEDI, and were landed in Liverpool.   [Information from "The Bosun's Watch" website.]


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